Alaska Airlines adds daily service between Pacific Northwest and California

Alaska Airlines has announced it has added new, nonstop service in the Pacific Northwest and in California, the company said.

Starting in early January, guests will be able to travel eight new routes.

Beginning January 7, there will be an additional flight between San Francisco and Orange County, California, for a total of seven daily nonstops. On March 19, there will be the addition of a second daily flight between San Francisco and Chicago O´Hare.

On January 7, the flight between San Diego and Orlando, which is currently flown five times a week, becomes daily nonstop service. Starting March 19, second daily flights will begin between San Diego and Boise, and San Diego and Santa Rosa, California. Also on March 19, nonstop service between San Diego and San Jose, California, increases from four to six flights daily. On May 21, a second daily flight between San Diego and Boston goes into service.

A majority of the new routes will be served by the Embraer 175 jet, an aircraft with only window and aisle seating — no middle seats.

Alaska Airlines and its regional partners fly 46 million guests a year to more than 115 destinations with an average of 1,200 daily flights across the United States and to Mexico, Canada and Costa Rica.